State taxes

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, foreground, who also sits on the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, heads to the Senate floor for votes on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are scrambling to change a Republican tax bill in an effort to win over holdout GOP senators and pass a tax package by the end of the year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 04, 2017 - 11:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Republican senator said Monday his comments were misinterpreted when he defended GOP efforts to scale back the federal estate taxes because it helps those who invest rather than people who spend their money on "booze or women or movies." "My point regarding the estate tax,...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., answers a reporters question during a news conference Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. The Senate passed the tax bill early Saturday morning with a 51-49 vote. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
December 02, 2017 - 6:34 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Fresh off his biggest legislative victory of the Trump era, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday disputed projections that the Senate's tax bill would add to the nation's debt woes. Back home in Kentucky just hours after the Senate narrowly pushed through the...
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November 29, 2017 - 5:17 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Shannon and Jason Blake traded life in the booming Dallas suburb of Frisco last year for a farmhouse and 30 acres outside of McKinney, about 10 miles away. They turned some of the new land into a makeshift running track for their six young kids, who are homeschooled, and they cherish...
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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Henagar, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 28, 2017 - 8:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Playing all sides in the Alabama Senate race, President Donald Trump has made it known he won't set foot in the state on behalf of embattled Republican Roy Moore, even as he intensified his insistence that voters must never elect Moore's Democratic foe. In search of safe political...
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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Henagar, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 27, 2017 - 11:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Playing all sides in the Alabama Senate race, President Donald Trump made it known Monday he won't set foot in the state on behalf of embattled Republican Roy Moore, even as he intensified his insistence that voters must never elect Moore's Democratic foe. In search of safe...
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November 27, 2017 - 5:09 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Senate president wants a state redevelopment agency to reject a $5.6 million payment to help billionaire investor Carl Icahn tear down an Atlantic City casino that President Donald Trump built in the 1980s. New Jersey's Casino Reinvestment Development...
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In this Jan. 10, 2014 photo, Illinois Republican State Rep. Jeanne Ives speaks during a news conference in Chicago. Ives, a social and fiscal conservative from suburban Chicago, is raising money and circulating petitions to get on the March ballot to challenge GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner after he infuriated far-right members of his party with actions on abortion, immigration and other issues. (Rich Hein/Sun Times via AP)
November 26, 2017 - 10:28 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has so infuriated some far-right members of his Republican party with his actions on abortion, immigration and other issues that he's now facing a primary challenge as he seeks a second term. GOP state Rep. Jeanne Ives, a staunch social and fiscal...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 file photo, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., speaks during a legislative summit featuring Nebraska's elected Congressional and House officials, in Ashland, Neb. Sasse says Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect their party in next year's elections. The Nebraska Republican, who addressed an evangelical conservative group Saturday night, Nov. 18, 2017, told reporters after his speech that he likes the tax bill moving in the Senate. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
November 19, 2017 - 12:16 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse says Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect their party in next year's elections. The Nebraska Republican, who addressed an evangelical conservative group Saturday night, told reporters after his speech that he...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., points to boxes of petitions supporting the Republican tax reform bill that is set for a vote later this week as he arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 15, 2017 - 9:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin's Ron Johnson on Wednesday became the first Republican senator to say he opposes his party's tax bill, signaling potential problems for GOP leaders. Passage of a similar package seemed certain Thursday in the House, where a handful of dissidents conceded they expected to...
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Graphic shows control of state legislatures and governor’s offices; 3c x 6 inches; 146 mm x 152 mm;
November 12, 2017 - 10:37 am
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democrats have hit the political trifecta in New Jersey and Washington state, seizing complete control of the governor's office and legislative chambers in the 2017 elections. Time to let fly with a big liberal agenda? Maybe, but taking a few modest steps to the left is...
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